Is Kotor Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Kotor is generally safe for solo female travelers. Crime rates are low, and the locals are friendly and helpful. However, like any travel destination, it is important to maintain standard safety measures such as not walking alone late at night, especially in secluded areas, and keeping a keen eye on personal belongings.

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How safe is Kotor?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Kotor is generally quite safe even at night. Although it's always important to remain vigilant, the city tends to be peaceful and secure, especially in the Old Town area which is well-lit and frequently patrolled. However, less populated areas or side streets can be quieter and darker, so it's advisable to stick to main roads and populated areas. Basic safety measures such as avoiding isolated areas and not displaying excessive wealth are recommended.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Kotor is generally considered quite safe and reliable. Buses are the most common form of public transport and they frequently run to and from most towns. The stations and vehicles are usually clean. However, it is always important to maintain awareness of your surroundings and keep personal belongings securely, as in any other travel destination.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Kotor is generally a safe and welcoming city for solo female travelers. Occasional cat-calling or unwanted attention can occur, especially in more touristic areas, but it's not a common occurrence. The locals are polite and respectful for the most part. Always remember to take common precautions, such as avoiding deserted areas at night and not sharing personal information with strangers.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Kotor generally has a low level of petty crime. Instances of pickpocketing and purse snatching can occur, particularly in high tourist areas and on public transportation, but they are infrequent. As a solo female traveler, it's advisable to remain vigilant, especially in crowded areas, and keep your belongings close to you at all times. However, the overall safety atmosphere in Kotor is good, and it's considered relatively safe for solo travelers.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

Tap water in Kotor is considered perfectly safe for drinking. There have been numerous tests done, affirming the quality and safety of the water. It is always advisable though, to have a refillable bottle on hand just in case, but you should have no issues consuming the water in Kotor.

Is Kotor safe to travel?

4.7 /5

Based on 7 experiences

Solo travel experience

Kotor absolutely exceeded my expectations. Compared to other European cities, it is relatively cheap, beautiful, and I felt safe there all the time.

Posted: August 9, 2023
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Solo travel experience

To do: - Take a walk through the Old Town - Climb up to the San Giovanni fortress - Visit Bajova kula beach Safety: I was there when I was 18 and I felt really safe. Recommendations: Kotor is amazing. Make sure you stay there for a few days.

Posted: September 17, 2022
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Solo travel experience

To do: - Old Town - Cat Museum - Cathedral in Kotor - Kotor Fortress - Our Lady of the Rocks Safety: I felt very safe. Recommendations: The Bay of Kotor is absolutely amazing and worth seeing.

Posted: September 10, 2022
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Solo travel experience

Things to do: - Lovćen - Our Lady of the Rocks Island - St. Tryphon's Cathedral - Old Town in Kotor - Lovcen National Park - Njegos Mausoleum - Beach in Kotor - Kalardovo Beach - Cat Museum in Kotor Safety: Kotor is completely safe. Recommendations: The Bay of Kotor is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited.

Posted: September 3, 2022
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Is Kotor safe right now?

Before your visit to Kotor, it's essential to check travel advisories for Montenegro, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.

United States Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The United States government advises exercising normal precautions in Montenegro. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 2023

Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian Government advises taking normal security precautions in Montenegro. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: June 4, 2024

Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises exercising normal safety precautions in Montenegro. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: August 31, 2023

Is Kotor worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 7 experiences

Solo travel experience

I spent five days in the old town of Kotor and felt like in a fairy tale. I absolutely loved it and would like to go back there. There was something so relaxing about just walking around the small town, eating in different restaurants and browsing shops, then resting, then going out on a boat or walking along the bay.

Posted: December 18, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

I spent a week in the vicinity of the Bay of Kotor. Our base was a charming small guesthouse in Perast with an amazing terrace and view. From there, we went to Kotor and other small towns in the area. There are plenty of places where you can stop and swim, and the views are incredible. Kotor is charming! I also really enjoyed spending an afternoon in Risen, looking at mosaics. I highly recommend renting a kayak on the bay. We also did a full-day sailing cruise and it was amazing!

Posted: May 29, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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